National “Card Broken” operation launched the third round of centralized network collection and successfully cut off a cross-border channel for illegal traffic in phone cards and bank cards-China Daily



China Daily, Beijing, February 4th. At 15:00 on February 4th, under the unified command of the Office of the State Council’s Inter-Ministerial Joint Conference on Combating New Types of Illegal and Criminal Telecommunication Networks, the nationwide “Card Broken” operation launched the third round of centralized network collection. The public security organs of 27 provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities including Tianjin and Hunan have simultaneously launched a centralized arrest operation of criminal suspects in the “12.15” case, successfully cutting off a cross-border criminal channel for illegally trafficking in telephone cards and bank cards. As of 19:00 on the 4th, a total of 531 criminal suspects had been arrested and more than 11,000 phone cards and bank cards were seized, with a total amount of more than 14 million yuan involved.

With the continuous and in-depth advancement of the “broken card” operation, the public security organs discovered in their work that some criminal gangs bought phone cards, bank cards and other criminal tools from the country, and then illegally traffic them to overseas fraud dens to carry out telecommunications network fraud against our people . Especially in the China-Myanmar border area, such criminal activities are rampant and the harm is very serious. The Joint Office of the State Council attaches great importance to this, deploying localities to strengthen analysis, research and judgment, increase interception efforts, and carry out precise strikes. In December last year, the public security organs in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province found an important channel for illegally trafficking in “two cards” to northern Myanmar. Following line tracking and careful investigation, a criminal group that “operated” the channel in depth was initially identified, and more than 500 key criminal suspects were identified. The Joint Office of the State Council listed the case as a “12.15” project, and deployed the public security organs involved in the case to strengthen collaboration with industry authorities, mobilize special forces, and carry out the project around the five links of “development, collection, trafficking, transportation, and use”, and gradually The gang structure and personnel of the criminal group were ascertained.

After investigation, in the criminal chain from illegal purchase and trafficking to smuggling out of the country, the “card collection” group first purchased a large number of phone cards and bank cards from all over the country in China and mailed them to Yunnan; then the “disguise” group unpacked the mail and After stuffing the “two cards” into plush toys and small household appliances for disguise, they were transported to the China-Myanmar border by passenger bus; finally they were illegally trafficked by “smuggling” groups to overseas fraud dens. The division of labor and cooperation among various criminal gangs has resulted in a huge number of “two cards” smuggled overseas every day. On the basis of a large number of criminal facts and evidence, on February 4, the Joint Office of the State Council decided to launch the third round of centralized net collection operations, deploying 27 provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities to carry out centralized arrests simultaneously, destroying this illegal collection and trafficking in one fell swoop. , Transport “two cards” cross-border channel.

The relevant person in charge of the Joint Office of the State Council said that all localities and departments will continue to deepen the “broken card” operation, adhere to the work concept of “destroying the network, fighting gangs, and breaking channels”, fight one battle after another, continue to organize group battles, and resolutely cut The illegal establishment of the “two-card” black-and-ash industry chain was broken, the soil for the “two-card” crime was eliminated, and the high incidence of telecommunications network fraud crimes was curbed from the source.

It is understood that since the launch of the nationwide “Card Broken” operation in October last year, various localities and departments have launched a fierce offensive against illegal crimes of illegally opening and selling phone cards and bank cards through special crackdowns, centralized network collection, cluster battles, and similar crimes. Up to now, more than 8,600 criminal gangs involved in the “two cards” have been eliminated, more than 160,000 suspects have been arrested, more than 57,000 suspects have been publicly punished, and more than 10,000 industry outlets and institutions have been governed. The crackdown and rectification work has achieved significant results in stages.

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